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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Away In A Manger

Hello fellow crafters,
I know I promised to have another Christmas card for you last night, but we had a power outage for several hours last night.

Today I have a very simple card for you. I have always loved white on white, or white and gold Christmas cards, yet seldom make them myself. I wanted to make a card that signified the reason for Christmas for a lovely old couple who befriended my intellectually disabled aunt at her church many years ago, and performed many kindnesses for her, until my aunt's passing last year. I had been her guardian, and part-time carer for 20 years since my mother passed away.
The main image, and the little one inside my card were part of a shop-bought card someone sent us a couple of years ago.  I thought it so elegant, I 'squirreled' it away, thinking I might use it in some way in the future. I trimmed the 2 images closely, and mounted the main one on 3D tape. I embossed a panel of card with a 'Snowflakes' folder (can't remember the brand - I have 4 different ones), adhered it to the card front, then adhered 2 strips of Cheery Lynn's 'Lace Light Deco Border' to that. 

The die for the greetings (yes, another peel-off sticker) panel was Spellbinders 'Scalloped Rectangles', and I finished the card front with a shimmery organza bow, tied with my 'Bow-Easy'.
Inside the card is very basic...'topper' from cannibalised card; white card panel for our message, cut with Spellbinders die and mounted on gold mirror card.

I'm off now to put some washing on the line, then prepare lunch for us, then hopefully spend a couple of hours putting a few more Christmas cards together.

Thank you for your visit,
Hugs, Jennifer.x



2 comments:

  1. A very elegant card Jennifer. The gold and white look fabulous together. I love the die you've used down the sides...added it to my Christmas list!! lol
    Lorraine x

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  2. Very classic beautiful card. I love the embossing. I also saw the bird in other post. I had never seen that bird before. I love God's creation. Thanks for the awesome pic.

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